Department of Mathematics

 

Report for the period April 2002 – March 2003

 

Content:

 

Introduction

Academic Programmes

R & D Activities

Faculty and their Specializations

Collaborative Research Outside the Institute

Awards and Honours

Workshops Organized

Consultancies

Sponsored Projects

Publications:

 

(A) Books / Chapters in Books

(B)  Papers in Proceedings

(C)  Publications in Refereed Journals

 

Presentation/Participation in Conferences/Workshops/Special Lectures:

(i)               National

          (ii)     International

 

Education Extension of Activities – Popular Lecture Series

Honorary Work

Foreign Visits

Visitors

         


Introduction:

 

The Department of Mathematics comprises of 27 regular faculty members and two visitors with expertise in various areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Theoretical Computer Science.  The faculty members strive to maintain quality teaching and research standards. Year after year, the faculty is winning awards for excellence in teaching and research contribution. This year, two of our faculty members helped to continue with this tradition by winning C.L. Chandna award and I.I.T. Bombay award, respectively.  One member has won the award from ISI Calcutta for best research by a young scientist in the field of Applied Statistics. Three members have won fellowships of prestigious academies such that INSA, NASc (Allahabad) and National Task Force in Bioinformatics.

 

There is an active involvement of the department in developing partnership with industry in terms of providing solution strategies for industrial problems.  Pfizer Ltd. has sponsored four Scholarships for M.Sc. students to promote this partnership.

 

There is a very fruitful collaboration between the department and various leading institutes in India and abroad.  One such activity under DST Project entitled “Web Enabled Optimization Tools and Model & Research Professional Training and Industrial Deployment” has led to fruitful collaboration with Jadavpur University (Calcutta), Brunel University (U.K.) and University of Vienna (Austria).

 

Seminars in various areas have been held throughout the year. In addition, the faculty members were involved in organizing international workshops, CEP programs, national/international conferences, and in writing books.  They also carried out honorary work like referee jobs for journals, reviewing projects, examining Ph.D. theses and serving on selection committees of other universities.  Throughout the year, a steady stream of visitors from other institutes in India and abroad has contributed to the seminar and colloquia activities.

 

Academic Programmes

 

Besides the teaching of B. Tech. Courses, the department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes along with its research activity.  It has two distinct M.Sc. programmes.  M.Sc. in Mathematics (intended for those who wish to pursue research and/or teaching as their career) and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics and Informatics (ASI) (job oriented).

 

In addition, the Department has a research programme leading to Ph.D. degree.  This programme has a broad based course work and specialization in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Statistics.

 

Students Intake:  Ph.D.  (10) ; M.Sc. (Maths) (16);  M.Sc. (ASI) (19)

Degrees Awarded: Ph.D. 1;  M.Sc. (Maths.)  5 ; M.Sc. (ASI)  13.

 

 

R & D Activities

 

The current research interest in the department covers a wide range of fields: Algebra, Combinatorics, Topology, Geometry, and Discrete Mathematics, Real Analysis, Functional Analysis, Non-linear Analysis, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and Control Theory, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Fluid Mechanics, Tribology, Nonlinear Gasdynamics, Statistical Inference, Reliability Theory, Biomolecular Statistics and Bioinformatics, Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial Optimization, High Performance Computing, Computer Aided Geometric Designs.

 

More specifically, the faculty members are currently pursuing research in the following areas:

 

v                  Approximate solutions of Integral and Differential Operators and of the associated eigenvalue problems

v                  Approximate analytical and numerical solution of hyperbolic and parabolic system of PDEs

v                  Development of sampling plans for monitoring dependent process

v                  Estimation of the parameters of the selected population

v                  Finite Element Methods for Partial Integro-Differential Equations (PIDE), Evolutionary Variational Equalities, Mathematical Model for Particle Size Distribution in Emulsion Polymerization

v                  Group Actions on Posets, Plytopes in Combinatorial Optimization; Symmetric Functions

v                  Heteroskedastic time series models, robust estimation of the parameters

v                  Hilbert coefficients and depths of various form rings

v                  Hilbert functions and multiplicities of special algebraic varieties

v                  Topology of neighbourhood graphs

v                  Harmonic Manifolds

v                  Mixed multiplicities of ideals

v                  Mathematical study of Finance aspects of Stochastic Calculus used in Option     Pricing

v                  Nonlinear Geometrical Optics. Formation and Interaction of Shock Waves

v                  Construction of optimal reliability test plan

v                  Properties of Generalized Riemann Integral

v                  Parameter Estimation Problem in Neural Networks and Online Optimization, Optimization of Transportation Networks

v                  Portfolio management problems from the perspective of differential Games. Non-zero sum game in the orthant

v                  Stability and well-posedness in Optimization and Approximation

v                  Varieties with seminormal hyperplane sections

 

 

 

 

The department had declared Jan 2002 to Dec. 2002 as the special year of Industrial Mathematics. Lectures on industrial mathematics, seminars and colloquia have been organised.  This special year concluded with International conference and instructional workshop on industrial mathematics that was held during December 2-9, 2002.  A special feature of this workshop was that the participants worked on 12 real life problems from Day 1 in a group of 4 to 5 for almost 16 hours a day and presented their workable solution on Day 5 - a seemingly different experience on problem solving but greatly appreciated by all.

 

 

Faculty and their specializations:

 

1.     Singh Balwant  (Professor - VF)

1.

     Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

2.  Bagai Shobha  (Asstistant Professor - VF)

     

      Fluid Dynamics

 

3.   Ghorpade Sudhir R.   (Professor)

      Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics

4.     Joshi K. D. (Professor)

4.

     Topology, Discrete Mathematics

5.     Joshi Mohan C. (Professor)

 

      Nonlinar Analysis , Control Theory

6.   Joshi R. R.  (Professor)

  

      Computational Biology and Biostatistics, Bioinformatics

7.   Kulkarni Rekha P. (Professor)

      Numerical Functional Analysis, Spline Theory

8.   Limaye Balmohan V.  (Professor)

      Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Spectral Approximation

9.   Mitra Amit

 

      Statistical Signal Processing

 

10.   Pai Devidas V.  (Professor)

      Functional Analysis, Approximation Theory, Set-valued Analysis

11. Pani Amiya K. (Professor)

   

      Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Industrial  Mathematics

12. Parihar K. S. (Professor)

   

      Mechanics of Solids

13. Patkar Sachin B.   (Associate Professor)

      Combinatorial Optimization, Algorithms

14. Prakash J. (Professor)

      Tribology

 

16. Rana Inder K. (Professor)

      Harmonic Analysis, Mathematics Education

17. Ranjan Akhil (Professor)          

      Differential Geometry

18. Sabnis S. V. (Associate Professor)

      Reliability Theory, Industrial Statistics

19. Sharma V.D.  (Professor)

 

      Quasilinear Systems of PDEs/ Nonlinear Waves

20.  Shastri A. R. (Professor)

      Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology

21.    Srinivasan Anitha (Lecturer)

 

Number Theory

 

 

 

22. Srinivasan G. K. (Assistant Professor)

      Partial Differential Equations

23. Srinivasan M. K. (Associate Professor)

   

      Combinatorics

24. Subramanyam  A. (Associate Professor)

      Statistical Inference, Geostatistics

25. Sureshkumar K.  (Assistant Professor)

 

Applied Probability

 

26. Swaminathan V. (Assistant Professor)

 

Inference for Stochastic Processes

 

27.  Vellaisamy P.  (Professor)

      Applied Probability, Statistical Inference, Industrial Statistics

 

28. Verma J. K.   (Professor)

 

      Commutative Algebra

     

AWARDS AND HONOURS:

 

·        Joshi R.R.

 

  Member National Task Force on Bio-informatics (1999-2002).

·        Mitra Amit

 

M.N Murthy award from the Indian Statistical Institute for best research  work done in India by a young scientist in the field of Applied Statistics, 2002.

·        Pani A.K.

 

1.    CL Chandna 2002 Mathematics Award for Distinguished and Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Research and Teaching.

2.    Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Nominated by the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.

3.    ICTP Senior Associate, Nominated by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics from January 2003 until 31st  December 2008. This award carries a sum of Euro 6,800.00 to be spent over the above six year period towards a daily allowance while at the Centre and / or travel expenses. As the part of this associateship, the Associate has three opportunities to nominate promising Young collaborator (either a Ph.D. student of the Associate or have recently obtained his / her Ph.D.) to visit the Abdus Salam ICTP.

·        Sharma V.D.

Elected as fellow of a Indian National Science Academic (INSA), 2002.

 

 

·        Srinivasan G.K.

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Sept 5, 2002) .

·        Verma J.K.

Appointed as an Associate Member of the International Centre
for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy for the period 2002-2007.

 

WORKSHOP ORGANIZED:

1.  An International Conference and Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics was organized in the department of Mathematics from December 6th to  9th December 2002 , with participants from 17 countries and 17 States of India presenting 132 research papers. This was sponsored by National Board for Higher Mathematics, Reserve Bank of India and All India Council of Technical Education.


 Organizing committee:

1.     Mohan C. Joshi (Chair)

2.     Amiya K. Pani (Mathematics)

3.     Sanjeev V. Sabnis (Mathematics)

4.     Sachin Patkar (Mathematics)

5.     Ranjan K. Malik (Chemical Engineering)

6.     Kannan M. Moudgalya (Chemical Engineering)

7.     K Sudhakar (Aeronautical)

2.  8th Workshop in Mathematics

The DST Sponsored 8th Workshop in Mathematics was organized in our Institute by Prof. Rana Inder K. from October 19th to 25th, 2002. About 45 students from colleges in western region participated in the workshop.

CONSULTANCIES:

·        Patkar Sachin B.

Project Title: Issues in Database Engineering
Sponsoring Agency: Vistaar Technologies
Amount Generated: Rs. 2,00,000 /-
Beginning Year: 2001
End Year: 2003
Details: Ongoing consultancy project

 

SPONSORED PROJECTS:

 

·        Patkar Sachin B.

 

Project Title: Developing XML based applications
Sponsoring  Agency: IRCC
Amount  generated: Rs. 50,000 /-
Beginning  Year: 2002
End  Year: 2003

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

 

Project  Title: Study of Optimal Reliability Test Plans
Sponsoring  Agency: DST
Amount  generated: 497472
Begining  Year: 2002
End  Year: 2005
Project  Code: 02DS009

 

·        Joshi M.C.

Co-Investigator: Sachin B. Patkar, Suresh Kumar
Project Title: WEBOPT (Web enabled optimization tools and models for research, professional training and industrial deployment)
Sponsoring  Agency: European Commission - ASIA IT and C PROGRAMME
Amount  generated: EUR 80,000/-
Beginning  Year: May 1, 2003
End  Year: May1, 2005
Project  Code: ASI/B7-301/97/0126-73
Details: This project is in collaboration with Brunel University, UK; Vienna University, Austria and Jadavpur University, India. The overall coordination will be done by Brunel University.

 

 

·        Joshi R.R.

Project  Title: Development of Neural Network based AI Software for Epitope/Paratop    Designing.
Sponsoring  Agency: Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi.
Amount  generated: 12. 8 Lacs (Rs)
Beginning  Year: 1999
End  Year: 2002
Details: Successfully Completed. Software Copyright Approved by Govt. of India.

·        Sharma V.D.

Co-Investigator: Prof. G.K. Srinivasan
Project  Title: Approximate analytical and numerical solutions of hyperbolic and parabolic systems of Partial Differential Equations.
Sponsoring Agency: CSIR
Amount generated: Rs 6,00,000
Begining  Year: 2002
End  Year: 2005

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

(A)  Books/Chapters in Book:

 

·        Joshi Mohan. C.

 

Coauthors: Kannan M Moudgalya

Title: Optimization - Theory and Practice

Year: 2003

Publisher: Narosa Publishing House Private Ltd.

 

Details: This book deals with the standard topics in a first course on Optimization -     One dimensional optimization, Unconstrained gradient based optimization methods, Linear Programming, Constrained optimization methods and Evolutionary algorithms. The emphasis is not only on application but also on the development of mathematical framework, so very needed for proper solution strategies. The hallmark of the book is a unified format for presentation of topics in each and every chapter in terms of Discussion of case study, Exposition of mathematical techniques, Sample problems and Description of solution analysis.

 

·        Rana Inder.K.

 

Title: An Introduction to Measure and Integration, Second Edition

Year: 2003

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

Details: Graduate series in Mathematics, volume-35.

 

(B)  Papers in Proceedings:

 

(i) INTERNATIONAL

 

·        Ghorpade S.R.

 

1. Coauthors: G. Lachaud
Title: Number of solutions of equations over finite fields, and a conjecture of Lang and Weil

Year: 2002
Proceedings: Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics (Chandigarh, 2000),

K. Agarwal, B. Berndt, C. Krattenthaler, G. L. Mullen, K Ramachandra and M. Waldschmidt Eds.

National/International: International
Details:  Hindustan Book Agency, New Delhi (2002), pp. 269-291 [Co-published outside India as a volume in the Trends in Mathematics series by Birkhäuser, Basel (2002).]
   

 

2. Title: Teaching Calculus using Internet: Some Experiments and Experiences

Year: 2002
Proceedings: Science, Technology and Mathematics Education for Human Development, (Goa, Feb. 2001), Vol. 1, S. C. Agarkar and V. D. Lale Eds.

National/International: International
Details:  Proceedings of the CASTME-UNESCO-HBCSE International Conference, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 2002, pp. 219-223.

 

·        Pani A.K.

1. Coauthors: Pradeepa Nair
Title: Finite element approximation to an evolutionary variational inequality with a Volterra term
Year: 2002
Proceedings: Proceeding of the First International Conference on Industrial Mathematics in the Indian Sub-Continent, (Eds. A.H. Siddiqi and M. Kocvara), Kluwer Academic Press, London, pp. 317--338
National/International: International


2.  Coauthors: Jyoti Agrawal and Kannan M. Moudgalya
Title: An efficient integration algorithm for a class of discontinuous dynamical systems in sliding motion
Year: 2002
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, Omni Press, pp.689-703.
National/International: International

3.  Coauthors: Prashant Vora and Kannan M. Moudgalya
Title: Control of higher index DAE system through a linear control law
Year: 2002
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, Omni Press, pp. 465-470.
National/International: International

 

·        Patkar Sachin B.


1.  Coauthors: H. Narayanan
Title: An Efficient Practical Heuristic For Good Ratio-Cut Partitioning
Year: 2003
Proceedings: Proceedings of International Conference on VLSI Design, Jan, 2003, Delhi, India.
National/International: International

2. Coauthors: Viraj Kumar, Hardeep Kaur and Bijit Hore
Title: A Graph Partitioning System For Natural Unbalanced Partitions
Year: 2002
Proceedings: Proceedings of WSEAS International Conference on Information and Automation, Dec, 2002, Tenerife, Spain.
National/International: International

3. Coauthors: Ravi S. Gautam, Vikas Goel and Prachi Srivastav
Title: BezierPkg: An Interactive Tool for Generation of Smooth Surfaces
Year: 2002
Proceedings: Proceedings of WSEAS International Conference on Information and Automation, Dec, 2002, Tenerife, Spain.
National/International: International

·        Rana Inder K.

 

Title: Three Experiments in Teaching Mathematics
Year: 2002
Proceedings of the 2nd international conference in Teaching of Mathematics, CRETE, Greece, July 1st to 7th 2002
National/International: International

 

·        Verma J.K.

Coauthors: A. V. Jayanthan
Title: Local Cohomology of Bigraded Rees Algebras
Year: 2003
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Hyderabad Conference on Algebra and Geometry
National/International: International

 

 

PUBLICATION IN REFERRED JOURNALS:

 

(i) NATIONAL

·        Mitra Amit

1. Coauthors: A.K Nag
Title: Analysis of Performance Trajectory of public sector banks in India using self-organizing maps
Year: 2002
National/International: National
Journal: PRAJNAN-Journal of Social and Management Sciences
Issue: Vol. 31, No.3 October-December 2002


2.  Coauthors: A.K Nag
Title: Identifying patterns of socio-economic development using self-organizing maps
Year: 2002
National/International: National
Journal: Journal of Social & Economic Development
Issue: Vol.4, No.1
Details: pp.55-80

 

(ii) INTERNATIONAL

·        Joshi R.R.

1. Coauthors: Bhuwaneswaran Natarajan
Title: Prediction and Analysis of Vaccination Possibilities in Autoimmune Diseases -- An Application of Artificial Immune System.
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Biological Systems.
Issue: 10(2), pp. 107-126

2. Coauthors: S. Jyothi
Title: Ab-initio Structure of Human Seminal Plasma Prostatic Inhibin Gives Significant Insight into its Biological Functions.
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Jnl. of Molecular Modeling
Issue: 8(2), pp. 50-57

·        Mitra Amit

1. Coauthors: Petre Stoica
Title: The asymptotic Cramer-Rao bound for the 2-D superimposed exponential signals
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
Issue: Vol. 13
Details: page 317-331

2. Coauthors: Simon Sando and Petre Stoica
Title: On Cramer-Rao Bound of Spectral Density Estimation
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: IEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue: vol. 9(2)
Details: pp.68-71

3. Coauthors: A.K. Nag
Title: Forecasting daily foreign exchange rates using genetically engineered neural networks
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Forecasting
Issue: Vol 21(7),
Details: pp. 501-511

·        Pani A.K.

 

Coauthors: Graeme Fairweather                                                                     Title: An H1-Galerkin mixed finite element method for an evolution equation with a positive type memory term
Year: 2002
National / International: International
Journal: SIAM J. Numer. Anal.
Issue: 40, pp. 1475-1490

 

·        Patkar Sachin B.

Coauthors: H. Narayanan
Title: Fast On-line/Off-line Algorithms for Optimal Reinforcement of a Network and its Connections with Principal Partition
Year: 2003
National/International: International
Journal: Journal Of Combinatorial Optimization, vol. 7, no. 1, 2003, pp. 45-68.
Issue: Volume 7, No. 1, 2003, pp. 45-68

 

·        Prakash J.

Coauthors: K. Gururajan
Title: Roughness effects in a narrow porous journal bearing with arbitrary porous wall thickness
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue: Vol. 44, pp 1003-1016

 

·        Rana Inder K.

 

Coauthors: P. Devaraj
Title: Vector Valued Mean Periodic Function

Year: 2002
National/International: International

Journal: Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society

Issue: Vol. 72(2002) 363-388

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

Coauthors: M.V. Inamdar, P.P. Date
Title: On the Effects of Geometric Parameters on Springback in Sheets of Five Materials subjected to Air Vee Bending
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue: 3
Details: Vol123, 459-463.

 

 

·        Sharma V.D.

1. Coauthors: Ch. Radha and A. Jeffrey
Title: An Approximate Analytical Method for Describing the Kinematics of a Bore over a Sloping Beach
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Applicable Analysis (U.S.A)
Issue: Vol. 21, pp. 867-892
Details: An Approximate Analytical Method for Describing the Kinematics of a Bore over a Sloping Beach, (2002) Applicable Analysis(U.S.A), vol. 81, pp. 867-892

2. Coauthors: S.A.V. Manickam and Ch. Radha
Title: Far field behaviour of waves in a vibrationally relaxing gas
Year: 2003
National/International: International
Journal: Applied Numerical Mathematics (Elsevier, The Netherlands)
Issue: Vol. 45, pp. 293-307
Details: Far field behaviour of waves in a vibrationally relaxing gas, (2003) Applied Numerical Mathematics (Elsevier, The Netherlands), Vol. 45, pp. 293-307.

·        Srinivasan G.K.

1.  Coauthors: V.D. Sharma
Title: Modulation Equations for Weakly Nonlinear Geometrical Optics in Media Exhibiting Mixed Nonlinearity
Year: 2003
National/International: International
Journal: Studies in Applied Mathematics
Issue: 110: 103-122

2.  Coauthors: V.D. Sharma
Title: A Note on the Jump Conditions For Systems of Conservation Laws
Year: 2003
National/International: International
Journal: Studies in Applied Mathematics
Issue: 110: 391-396

·        Suresh Kumar K.

Coauthors: M. K. Ghosh
Title: A Stochastic Differential Game in the Orthrant
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue: 265
 

 

·        Verma J.K.

1.     Coauthors: A. V. Jayanthan

Title: Grothendieck-Serre Formula and Bigraded Cohen-Macaulay Rees Algebras
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Algebra
Issue: Volume 254, pages 1-20

2.  Title: On a theorem of Macaulay on colons of ideals
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Contributions to Algebra and Geometry
Issue: Volume 43, pages 579-581.

3.  Coauthors: C. D'Cruz
Title: Hilbert series of fiber cones with almost minimal mixed multiplicity
Year: 2002
National/International: International
Journal: Journal of Algebra
Issue: Volume 251, pages 98-109.

 

 

PRESENTATION / PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS:

 

(i) NATIONAL

·        Ghorpade S.R.

1.     Title: Workshop in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry

Organizer: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
National/International: National
Duration: 23rd December 2002 – 1st  January 2003
Details: Delivered five lectures on Basic Algebraic Geometry

 

 

 

 

·        Pani A.K.

1. Title of Conference: 30th Orissa Mathematical Society and National Conference on Role of Mathematics in Engineering and Technology (Orissa) during 22nd –23rd  February' 03.
National/International: National
Lectured  yes /no: Yes
Title of talk: Key Note Address on Role of Mathematics in Engineering and Technology
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Orissa Mathematical Society and Institute of Advanced Computer and Research, Rayagada (Orissa)
From : 22nd  February  To: 23rd  February, 2003.


2. Title of Conference: 30th Orissa Mathematical Society and National Conference on Role of Mathematics in Engineering and Technology
National/International: National
Lectured yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: Professor Rama Nath Mohanty Memorial Lecture entitled- Navier-Stokes Equations: A Million Dollar Open Problem
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Orissa Mathematical Society and Institute of Advanced Computer and Research, Rayagada
From: February 22nd To: February 23rd 2003.

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

1. Organizer: Dept of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
Title: 8th Workshop in Mathematics
National/International: National
Duration: 19th –25th  October, 2002
Details: Delivered four lectures on Nonparametric Statistical Techniques

2.  Organizer: Reliability Engineering Group, IIT Bombay
Title: Certificate CEP Course on Basic Reliability Engineering
National/International: National
Duration: Spread over a period of about 6 months
Details: Conducted a two-day in-house workshop on Basic Reliability Theory at the premises of Satyam Computers, Hyderabad during 18-19 October, 2002. About 12 employees of the company participated in the workshop. The basic reliability theory techniques along with a large number of case studies were covered during two days.

 

 

·        Sharma V.D.

 

1. Title of Conference: National Seminar on Recent Advances in Fluid Mechanics
National/International: National
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Nonlinear waves exhibiting mixed nonlinearity
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Gulbarga University, Karnataka
Sponsors: UGC, DST and CSIR
From: September 12th , 2002

2. Title of Conference: National Seminar On Current Trends in Mathematics
National/International: National
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Resonantly interacting waves and mixed nonlinearity ruled by hyperbolic systems of Partial Differential Equations.
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: University of Allahabad
Sponsors: DST
From: 10th  November, 2002

 

·        Shastri A.R.

Title of Conference: National Conference in Mathematics, Nagpur.
National/International: National
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of  talk: Topology of Neighborhood Complex of a Graph
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, Nagupr and NUMTA
Sponsors: DST
From : 1st  Feb 2003 To: 2nd  Feb 2003

·        Verma J.K.

1.  Organizer: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Title: Workshop in Arithmetic Geometry
National/International: National
Duration: 23 Dec 2002-1 Jan 2003
Details: member of the organizing committee


2.  Organizer: Department fo Mathematics, IIT Bombay
Title: Workshop in Mathematics
National/International: national
Duration: one week
Details: Delivered 4 lectures on "Isometries of Euclidean Spaces"

3.  Organizer: Department of Mathematics, Pune University
Title: Workshop on Computational Mathematics
National/International: national
Duration: one week
Details: 4 lectures delivered on " Groebner Bases and solving Polynomial Equationa"

4.  Organizer: Nehru Science Center, Mumbai
Title: Ganit Utsav
National/International: National
Duration: one day
Details: Delivered the lecture "Euclid's Last Proposition"

 

(ii) INTERNATIONAL

 

·        Ghorpade S.R.

1. Title of Conference: Conference on Zero dimensional Schemes and Related Topics, Acireale, Sicily, Italy, June 2002.                                 National/International: International
Lectured  yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Finite point-set configurations and torus actions on Grassmannians
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Eddy Campbell (Queens Univ., Canada), Brian Harbourne (Univ. Nebraska, USA), Juan Migliore (Univ. Notre Dame, USA), Ferruccio Orecchia (Univ. Napoli, Italy), Alfio Ragusa (Univ. Catania, Italy), Lorenzo Robbiano (Univ. Genova, Italy).
Sponsors: GNSAGA-INDAM and NSF
From : 6th  June 2002  To: 8th  June 2002

2. Title of Conference: Special Session on “Commutative Algebra: Hilbert Functions, Homological Methods and Combinatorial Aspects'', First Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Unione Matematica Italiana, Pisa, Italy,
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Multiplicities and Hilbert Functions of Ideals of Pfaffians and Symmetric   Minors
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Special Session Organizers: Aldo Conca (Univ. of Genova, Italy), Anna Guerrieri (Univ. of L'Aquila, Italy) Claudia Polini (Univ. of Oregon, USA) Berndt Ulrich (Purdue Univ., USA)
Sponsors: American Mathematical Society and the Unione Matematica Italiana,
From : 15th  June 2002 To: 15th  June 2002

 

3. Title of Conference: International Conference on Current trends in Commutative Algebra, Levico, Trento, Italy, June 2002.
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: no
Organizers: G. Boffi (Univ. of Trento, Italy), J. Herzog (Univ. of Essen, Germany), M.E. Rossi Univ. of Genova, Italy).
Sponsors: Centro Internazionale di Ricerca Matematica (CIRM), Trento, Italy Ministero Istruzione Universita e Ricerca (MIUR), Italy, and Gruppo Nazionale Strutture Algebriche Geometriche e Applicazioni (GNSAGA), Italy.
From: 17th  June 2002 To: 21st June 2002

4. Title of Conference: International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM-2002) Beijing, China, August 2002.
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Classical Varieties and Error Correcting Codes
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: International Mathematical Union and the Chinese Mathematical Society
Sponsors: Chinese Mathematical Society and many others.
From: 20th August  2002  To: 28th  August 2002

5.  Organizer: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Title: Computational Algebraic Geometry
National/International: International
Duration: January 6 – 10, 2003
Details: Participated in this workshop directed by Prof. W. Decker.

6.  Organizer: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Title: Computational Algebraic Geometry
National/International: International
Duration: 3rd  Jan – 10th  Jan 2003
Details: Delivered 4 lectures on Invariants Of Finite Groups

·        Joshi Mohan C.

1.  Title of Conference: International Conference on Industrial Mathematics
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: No
Title of talk: Chairman of the Conference. Was responsible for the entire  organization of the Conference. It was truely international in nature with participants from 17 countries and 17 States of India presenting 132 research papers.
Number of Lectures: Nil
Organizers: Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay                                Sponsors: National Board for Higher Mathematics, Reserve Bank of India, All India Council of Technical Education.
From: December 6th , 2002 To: December 9th , 2002

2. Title of Conference: International Congress of Mathematicians
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: Approximations to Exact Controllability Problem Involving Parabolic Differential Equations
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: International Mathematics Union
Sponsors: IMU
From: August 20th , 2002   To: August 28th , 2002

·        Kulkarni R.P.

 

Title of Conference: Integral Methods in Science and Engineering-2002
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: A new Superconvergent Projection Method.

Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: University of Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France

From: August 7th , 2002   To: August 10th , 2002

 

·        Limaye B.V.

1. Title of Conference: Integral Methods in Science and Engineering-2002 (IMSE-2002)
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: Spectral Approximation of Compact Integral Operators
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: University of Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, France
Sponsors: -
From : August 7th , 2002  To Date: August 10th , 2002

 

·        Mitra Amit

Organizer: Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
Title: International Conference and Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics
National/International: International
Duration: 2-9 Dec, 2002
Details: I was one of the resource persons for the workshop with two real life problems

 

 

 

 

 

·        Pai D.V.

 

1. Title of Conference:  ICADS International Conference on Analysis and Discrete Structures
National/International:  International
Lectured yes/no:  yes
Title of talk: On Well-posedness of some problems in approximation-a relook
Number of Lectures:  1
Organizers:  Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Sponsors:  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
From:  Dec. 22nd,  2002  To:  Dec. 24th , 2002

 

·        Pani A.K.

1.Title of Conference: French Indian Cyber-Workshop on Applied Mathematics between IISC and Toulouse University, held in IISc., Bangalore.
National/International: International
Lectured  yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: Oldroyd Model of Viscoelastic Fluids: Some Theoretical and Computational Issues
Number of Lectures: 1 (45 minutes duration)
Organizers: IISc, Bangalore and Toulouse University, France
From: February 3rd    To: February 6th , 2003


3. Title of Conference: International Conference on Industrial Mathematics
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: No
Title of talk: NA
Number of Lectures: NA
Organizers: Department of Mathematics, IIT. Bombay
Sponsors: AICTE, NBHM, RBI
From: December 7th 2002  To: December 9th 2002

 

·        Patkar Sachin


1. Title of Conference: International Conference on VLSI Design, Jan, 2003,   

From: 6th January 2003  To: 9th  January 2003
National/International: International
Lectured  yes/no: Yes
Title of talk: An Efficient Practical Heuristic For Good Ratio-Cut Partitioning
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: VLSI Society of India, IEEE


2. Title of Conference: International Conference and Instructional Workshop in Industrial Mathematics
National/International: International
Lectured  yes/no: No
Title of talk: A New Partitional Approach For Identifying Natural Clusters in Large Datasets
Number of Lectures: 1
Organizers: Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
Sponsors: AICTE, NBHM, RBI, UNESCO
From : 7th  December 2002 To : 9th  December 2002

 

·        Rana Inder.K.

 

Title of Conference: 2nd International Conference on Teaching of Mathematics National/International: International

Organizers: University of CRETE, Greece
From: July 1st To July 7th, 2002

 

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

Title of Conference: International Conference & Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics (ICIWIM)
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: No
Title of talk: -
Number of Lectures:
Organizers: Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay                                 Sponsors: (i) UNESCO, (ii) NBHM, (iii) AICTE
From: 7th  December  To: 9th  December, 2002

·        Shastri A.R.


1.  Organizer: Bhaskaracharya Pratistana, Pune and HRI Allahabad,
Title: Computational Aspects in Algebra and Geometry
National/International: International
Duration: 2nd  Jan to 11th   Jan. 2003
Details: Attended this workshop from 6th Jan to 11th Jan. 2003, at HRI Allahabad.

2.  Organizer: Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title: Topological Methods in Group Theory
National/International: International
Duration: 15th  to 27th  July 2002
Details: Delivered 6 lectures on Hyperbolic Groups in this work-shop.

 

·        Vellaisamy P.

Title of Conference: XIIth ISPS
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: yes
Title of talk: Poisson Approximation for k1-k2 events using Stein-Chen Method
From: August, 2002

 

·        Verma J.K.

1. Title of Conference: International congress of mathematicians, Beijing, China
Organizers: International Mathematical Union and Chinese Mathematical Society
Sponsors: National Board for Higher Mathematics
From: 20th  August 2002  To: 28th  August 2002

2. Title of Conference: Commutative Algebra: Local and Birational Theory,          MSRI (Berkeley)
National/International: International
Lectured yes/no: No
Organizers: MSRI, Berkeley, USA.
Sponsors: NSF
From: 2nd  Dec 2002  To: 6th  Dec 2002

3.  Organizer: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Title: Computational Algebraic Geometry
National/International: International
Duration: 3rd Jan – 10th  Jan 2003
Details: Delivered 4 lectures on invariants of finite groups


SPECIAL LECTURES DELIVERED:

 

·        Balwant Singh.

1. Topic: Riemann-Roch Theorem
National/International: National Workshop on Arithmetic and Algebraic Geometry
Number of Lectures: 4
Venue: Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Date: Dec 30, 2002 to Jan 2, 2003

·        Ghorpade S.R.

 

1.  Topic: Degeneracy loci and Determinantal Ideals'
Seminar/Invited Lecture:  Seminar

National/International: International
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova
Date: May 2002

Details: A talk in the Algebra Seminar at Genova during my visit there.

 

2.  Topic: Classical projective varieties and error correcting codes
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: International

Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Date: June, 2002
Details: A talk in the Finite Geometry Seminar at Perugia during my visit there.

 

3.  Topic: Codes associated to Schubert varieties and flag varieties''
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: International
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Institut de Mathematiques de Luminy, Marseille, France                         Date: June, 2002
Details: A talk in the Séminaire Arithmetique et Théorie de l'Information at IML, Marseille during my visit there.

 

4.  Topic: Varieties, codes and combinatorics
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: International
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Mathematischen Institut der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Date: July, 2002
Details: A talk on Kommutativen Algebra und Algebraischen Geometrie during my visit there.

 

5.  Topic: Newton's Theorem
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar

National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Date: December, 2002
Details: A Mathematical talk on Newton’s theorem and its application’s.

 

6.   Topic: Fun with Mathematics
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar

National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai
Date: December, 2002
Details: A talk in Marathi for school children, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai

 

 

Joshi R.R.

1. Topic: (i) Artificial Neural Networks: Basics and Advanced Computational Aspects (ii) Applications of Neural Computing in Molecular Recognition, Neuroinformatics and Immuno Computing
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 3
Venue: National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon
Date: November 2002

2. Topic: Neural Computing and Applications in Molecuar Biology and Bioinformatics.
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lectures
National/International: National
Number  of  Lectures: 5
Venue: Bioinformatics Centre, Central University of Pondichery
Date: Janurary, 2003

 

·        Kulkarni R.P.

1.  Topic: Approximate Solution of Operator Equations.
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 4
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Pune University.
Date: April 2002, Details: A refresher course for College Teachers.

2.  Topic: Approximate Solution of Operator Equations.
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 4
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Date: June 2002, Details: A refresher course for College Teachers.

·        Limaye B.V.

Topic: Eigen-Approximation of Compact Integral Operators
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: International
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: University of Central Florida, Orlando
Date: December 6, 2002

 

 

·        Mitra Amit

Topic: Datamining using Statistical Regression Analysis Techniques
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 6
Venue: Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai
Date: February 2003.

·        Pani A.K.

1. Topic: On Scientific Computing
Seminar/Invited Lecture: in the workshop held in the Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 3
Venue: Department of Mathmatics, IIT Kharagpur
Date: May'02

2. Topic: An alternate mixed finite element method for some evolution equations
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Colloquium
National/International: International
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, University of Texas Tech, Lubbock (Texas), USA
Date: July 1, 2002

3. Topic: Mathematical Theory of Finite Elements
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Speaker in the UGC sponsored Refresher Course
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 4 (six hours)
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Date: August'02

4.Topic: Mixed finite element methods for the evolution equations
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras
Date: September'02

5. Topic: Navier-Stokes Equations: A Millennium Open Problem
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: School of Mathematics, Anna University, Chennai
Date: September '02

6. Topic: Millennium Open Problems
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: University of Pune, Pune
Date: October, 2002

7. Topic: The Mathematical Sciences at IITB: The Road Ahead
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, IIT Madras
Date: September, 2002

8. Topic: Industrial Mathematics: Key to Key Industries
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: BJB College, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Date: February 28th, 2003

9. Topic: Industrial Mathematics :  A New Avtar
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number  of  Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Ratnam College (Bhandup)
Date: August, 2002.

·        Rana Inder.K.

 

1.  Topic: Theories of Integration
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Lecture

National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue:. Shivaji university, Kolhapur

 

2.  Topic: Evolution of Integration
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Lecture

National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue:. Bhavani’s college, Mumbai

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

1.  Topic: Reliability Test Plans
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Date: 13th February, 2003
Details: It was a CEP course organized for the scientists of various DRDO labs.

2. Topic: Time Series Modeling
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited talks
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 4 (each of one and half hour duration)
Venue: Dept of Statistics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Date: October 2002
Details: This was during a refresher course for college teachers.

3. Topic: Confidence Intervals for Parameters of Weibull Distribution Based on Samples of Size 1 and n (greater than or equal to two)
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Dept of Statistics, University of Pune.
Date: 9th April, 2003

·        Sharma V.D.

 

Topic: Mathematical Modeling of Wave phenomena
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Popular Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay.
Date: October 25, 2002
Details: Sponsored by Bombay Mathematical Colloquium, and IIT Bombay Mathematics Association

 

 

·        Shastri A.R.


1.Topic: On Basic Properties of Hyperbolic Groups
Seminar/ Invited Lecture: Invited lectures
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 6
Venue: MStat-Math Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkatta
Date: 11th March to 22nd March, 2002
Details: Special Invited Lectures, as a part of the year-long national activity on Hyperbolic Groups.


 

2.  Topic: Complex Numbers and Plane Geometry
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai
Date: 26-01-2003
Details: This lecture was given under the aegis of BASE, to high school students for popularizing mathematics.

3. Topic: Nine Point Circle via Complex Numbers
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Karnatak University, Dharwar
Date: 19-02-2003
Details: Lecture given to M.Sc. / Ph.D. Students and Faculty

4. Topic: Invitation to Piecewise Linear Topology
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 2
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Karnatak University Dharwar.
Date: 20-03-2003
Details: A new way of introducing PL topology via paper folding was employed to get students excited about this subject.

5. Topic: Paper Folding and Piecewise Linear Topology
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Seminar
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 2
Venue: Department of Mathematics, University of Pune
Date: 09-02-2003
Details: Paper models for surfaces of some lower genus were presented and a constructive proof for the general case was given. The audience consisted of M. Sc. students, research students and faculty

6. Topic: Topology of Neighborhood Complex of a Graph
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: National Conference in Mathematics, 1-2 February, 2003, at Sindhu Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Maharastra, Sponsored by DST
Date: 02-02-2003
Details: The Conference was organised by Sindhu Mahavidyalaya and NUMTA.

 

 

·        Suresh Kumar  K.

Topic: Application of stochastic calculus to option pricing modelling
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited lectures
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 5
Venue: RBI, Bandra Kurla Complex Bombay
Date: 15th to 19th July, 2002
Details: An introductory level lectures on the mathematics of option pricing models.

·        Verma J.K.


1. Topic: Zariski's theory of complete ideals
Seminar/Invited Lecture: seminar
National/International: departmental seminar
Number of Lectures: 6
Venue: IIT Bombay
Date: Feb-April 2003

2. Topic: Groebner bases and solutions of polynomial equations
Seminar/Invited Lecture: invited lectures
National/International: National
Number of Lectures: 4
Venue: Pune University, Pune.
Date: 22-23 March 2003
Details: Part of Workshop in Computational Mathematics

3. Topic: Polynomial equations and eigenvalues
Seminar  Invited Lecture: Colloquium
Number  of  Lectures: 1
Venue: Department of Mathematics, Pune University
Date: 8th  Feb 2003

4. Topic: A geometric proof of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lecture
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Nehru Science Science Center, Mumbai
Date: 25th  June 2003
Details: A lecture in "Ganit Utsav" organized by "Bombay Association for Science Education" and Bombay Mathematical Colloquium.

5. Topic: Local cohomology of bigraded Rees algebras
Seminar /Invited Lecture: Invited Seminar
Number  of  Lectures: 1
Venue: School of Mathematics, TIFR, Bombay
Date: 20th  November 2002


6. Topic: Depth of blow-up algebras and Hilbert coefficients
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited Lectures
Number of Lectures: 6
Venue: Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: July 20th -Aug 10th , 2002
Details: This visit was sponsored by the China-India-Vietnam of ICTP, Italy.

7. Topic: Anand-Dumir-Gupta Conjecture
Seminar /Invited Lecture: Invited Colloquium
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi, Vietnam
Date: 5th  August 2002

8. Topic: Solving polynomial equations via eigenvalues
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Invited lectures
National/International: national
Number of Lectures: 4
Venue: Department of Mathematics, IIT Kanpur
Date: 8th      July-10 July 2002
Details: Lectures delivered in the "Nurture Programme in Mathematics".

9. Topic: Gorenstein invariant rings of finite groups
Seminar/Invited Lecture: Colloquium
Number of Lectures: 1
Venue: Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Date: 2 April 2002

 

·        Education Extension of Activities-(POPULAR LECTURE SERIES)

 

The faculty is actively involved in various programmes,  popularizing / training of mathematics such as NBHM sponsored nurture programme, Ganit Utsav organized by Bombay Mathematical Colloquium, popular lectures at Nehru Science Centre etc. 
 
Another important activity in this direction is the Popular Lecture Series in Mathematics - a joint activity of Mathematics Association of IIT, Bombay and Bombay Mathematical Colloquium.
 
This was started in 1997 by the Mathematics Association of IIT, Bombay. Thirty-one lectures have been held under this series so far on diverse topics in mathematics.
The lectures are aimed at a wide spectrum of audience. Besides mathematicians, we also invite scientists and engineers who apply mathematics in research and development in their area. The speakers are instructed to start from the basics and build their lecture so that beginners as well as experts can benefit. The series has become extremely popular among students and faculty at IIT and college teachers in Mumbai.

 

 

 

Speakers in 2002-2003

 

 

21 March, 2003

Prof. Dipendra Prasad

TATA institute of fundamental research, Bombay

Algebraic number theory

 

 

15  Nov, 2002

Prof. M. Brodmann

Department of Mathematics, University of Zuerich

Blowing up of surfaces and their visualization

 

25 Oct, 2002

Prof. V. D. Sharma

Department of Mathematics , IIT Bombay

Mathematical Modelling of Wave Phenomena

 

19 Sep, 2002

Prof. H. Walser

Basel University, Switzerland

The golden section and fractal geometry

 

 


HONORARY WORK:

 

 

·        Ghorpade S.R.

 

     Editor of Resonance . Resonance is a Journal of Science Education, published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

 

·        Joshi Mohan C.

    Selection Committee Meetings, Review of Ph.D. Thesis, Research Papers and project proposals.

 

·        Joshi R.R.

1.     Referee for papers submitted to (i) Journal of Molecular Modelling (ii) Computers and O. R.

2.     Referee/Reviewer for the projects submitted to (i) DST (ii) DBT.

 

·        Kulkarni R.P.

    Refereed a Ph D thesis

·        Pai D.V.

1.     Worked as a Member, PAC-MS  (Programme Advisory Committee- Mathematical Sciences), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

2.     Worked as a Member, PAC-MS (Programme Advisory Committee- Mathematical Sciences), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

3.     Worked as a Coordinating Member, for the 28th Meeting of PAC-MS and the DST Group Monitoring Workshop held during September 27-28, 2002 at IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400 076.

4.     Refereed papers for Soochow Journal of Mathematics, Taipei, Taiwan and Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

 

·        Pani A.K.

1.      Member of a Selection Committee for Faculty of one IIT and one NIT.

2.     Refereed for the Journals: J. Computational and Applied Mathematics, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., IMA J. Numer. Anal., Advances in Computational Mathematics,ZAAM.

3.     Co-ordinator, ICIWIM-2002

4.     Member of the Editorial Board of Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems: An Internatiional Journal.

5.     Evaluated Ph.D. theses from IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, Goa University, University of Pune and University of Baroda.

6.     Reviewed 2 project proposals for DST, one CSIR, and one for National Board for Naval Research.

 

·        Parihar K.S.

1.     Attended as a member of board of examiners, the Ph.D. viva-voice examination which was held on 9/9/2002 at the Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

2.     Attended a meeting of a selection committee on 16/1/2003 at the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

 

·        Patkar Sachin B.

1.    Refereed papers for Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics

2.     Member of the Organizing Committee for International Conference and Instructional Workshop on Industrial Mathematics, Dec 2002, Mumbai

 

·        Prakash J.

 

1.     Referee: Tribology International

Journal of Tribology, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences

Transactions American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2.     Reviewer: Zentralblatt for Mathematik

 

·        Sabnis S.V.

(i) Evaluated M.Phil. Thesis (University of Pune). (ii) Evaluated Ph.D. Thesis (Banaras Hindu University). (iii) Refereed one article for Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry Journal of Wiley Interscience. (iv) Member of the Selection Committee of Mumbai University. (v) Member of Moderation Committee of the Dept. of Statistics, University of Pune for Spring 2003 semester.

 

·        Sharma V.D.

 

1.     Referee for the Journals: Canadian Journal of Physics, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Engineering and Material Science (CSIR)

 

2.     Reviewed: six papers and one monograph for Zentralblatt fur Mathematik (Germany), and four papers for MATH Reviews (USA).

 

2.       Member of the selection committee for faculty of an IIT and NEHU.

 

3.       Evaluated Ph.D. theses from Banaras Hindu University and Agra University.

 

4.      Member of the Expert committee for CSIR Senior Fellows and Research Associates.

5.      Invited to participate in SET (Gujarat State) meetings at Vadodra University, and NET (CSIR) meetings at CSIR New Delhi. Nominated by the UGC as an observer for SET (Gujrat State) at Rajkot.

 

6.      Nominated as a member of the advisory committee to monitor the UGC special assistance programme (UGC-CAS in Fluid Mechanics) at the Dept. of Mathematics, Bangalore University, and participated in the meeting at Bangalore on 2nd Oct. 2002

 

·        Shastri A.R.

 1.   Examined one Ph. D. Thesis from Chennai, and one M. Sc. thesis from Mumbai.

2.    Wrote several reviews for Mathematical Reviews

 

·        Verma J.K.

1.     Wrote several reviews for Mathematical Reviews

2.     Member, Nurture Programme in Mathematics, National Board for Higher Mathematics

3.     Member, Managing Committee of Bombay Mathematical Colloquium

4.     Member, NBHM Interview Committee for Research Awards

5.     Refereed papers for Journal of Algebra, Communications in Algebra, Cambridge Philosophical Society and Manuscripta Mathematica. Refereed a book for the TRIM Series for Hindustan Publishing Agency

6.     Member of the Editorial Board, Resonance, A Journal of Science, Indian Academy of Sciences.

7.     Refereed 3 research proposals for National Science Foundation, USA.

 

·        Vellaisamy  P.

Reviewed a paper for a National Journal and a paper for an International Journal of Statistics.

 

FOREIGN VISITS:

 

·        Ghorpade S.R.

 

1.  National / International: Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy,                                    

Duration: May (1 week), 2002
Details: A talk on algebraic mathematics.

 

2.  National / International: Institut de Mathématiques de Luminy, Marseille, France.

Duration: June 2002(2 weeks)

 

3. National / International: University of Keil

Duration: July 2002(1 month)

 

4.National / International: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Duration: December 2002(1 week)

 

·        Joshi Mohan C.

National / International: International, City University of Hong Kong
Duration: September 1-4, 2002
Details: Lectured On Industrial Mathematics

 

·        Limaye B.V.

National / International: International
Duration: One Week
Details: Research Visit to California State University at Los Angeles in November -December, 2002

 

·        Pani A.K.

1.  National / International: International
Duration: one week in July'02
Details: University of Texas Tech., Lubbock (Texas)

2.  National/International: National
Duration: one week
Details: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

3.  National/International: National
Duration: one week
Details: Institute of Mathematics and Applications, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

4.  National/International: National
Duration: One week in February'03
Details: IISc. Bangalore

5.  National / International: International

Duration: June-July 2002
Details: Colorado School of Mines, Golden (USA)

·        Rana Inder K.

 

National / International: University of Mumbai                                     

Duration: Feb 2003 to March 2003

Details: On Stochastic Differential Equations.

 

·        Verma J.K.

 

1. National / International: International

Duration: 20 Aug 2002-28 Aug 2002

Details: Participated in the International Congress of Mathematicians(ICM) held in
Beijing, China.

 

2. National / International: International

Duration: 20 July-Aug 10, 2002

Details: Visited Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi (Vietnam).

 

3. National / International: International

Duration: 2 Dec 2002-6 Dec 2002

Details: Visited Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA (USA)
to participate in a workshop.

 

4. National / International: International

Duration: 21 March - 3 April 2002

Details: Visited Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore to deliver a series of lectures.

 

5. National / International: National 

Duration: 8 July-10 July 2002

Details: Visited Department of Mathematics, IIT Kanpur to delivera series of lectures
in the NBHM Nurture Programme in Mathematics.

 

6.  National / International: National 

Duration: 3 Jan-10 Jan, 2003

Details: Visited Harish-Chandra Reserach Institute to deliver 4 lectures.

 

 

VISITORS:

 

 

8 March, 2003

Mr. Puthenpurackal.Tony.J,  T.I.F.R,  Mumbai

Rank, reduction and Rees algebra of a module

 

1 March, 2003

Mr. Puthenpurackal.Tony.J, T.I.F.R,  Mumbai

Symmmetric and Exterior Algebras.

 

26 February, 2003

Dr. KumarSomesh, Associate Professor, IIT, Kharagpur

1. Estimating Quantiles of exponential population

2. Estimating Quantiles of selected population

 

26 February, 2003

Prof Viennot Xavier.G, Labri, Bordeaux University, France

The Magic Of Young Tableaux

 

22 Feb, 2003

Mr. Puthenpurackal Tony.J, TIFR, Mumbai

Symmetric and Exterior algebras

 

15 Feb, 2003

Mr. Puthenpurakal Tony.J, TIFR, Mumbai

Buchsbaum-Rim functions

 

31 Jan, 2003

Prof. Dr.Ischebeck.F,  University of Muenster,  Germany

Vector Bundles and Projective Modules

 

31 December, 2002

Dr. Prakash. B.G., Chief Scientist and Director, India Science Laboratory General Motors

Math Based tools for Design Automation in Engineering Applications

 

18 September, 2002

Prof. Waldschmidt Michel, University of Paris VI

Recent Diophantine Results  

 

11 September, 2002

Professor Krattenthaler.C, University of Vienna, Austria.

Plane partitions and alternating sign matrices - a survey  

 

19 July, 2002

Professor LeFloch Philipe, CNRS Director of Research Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees Ecole Polytechnique, France

Well-Posedness Theory for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation

 

24 May, 2002

Dr. Kumar Kaushal, University of Michigan (U.S.A.)

The Symmetry Principle in Several Complex Variables  

 

12 April, 2002

Prof. Adhikari Sukumar D., Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

Early Ramsey-Type Theorems in Combinatorial Number Theory